Welcome back for Summer Term in Reception. The sun has finally decided to appear from behind the clouds and the outside area is being enjoyed by all of the children to learn in the sunshine. As the weather gets warmer we have a few reminders to help the children learn happily and safely in the sun.
Please remember a named sunhat needs to be in school everyday.
Please put suncream on in the morning before school and children may bring in named sun cream which they can apply in the day.
Please also remember a clean and full water bottle should be brought to school each day. The children are independent in refilling these when they need to and will be available to them throughout the day as well as lunch time.
This week we have been reading the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. This is a story about a little boy who finds a penguin and wants to take him home. The children have enjoyed listening to this story and they have been particularly interested in learning about penguins. They have learnt lots of facts about them using books and video clips to learn more. One of the most interesting facts we found was that to keep warm penguins huddle together and to make sure that no penguin is left on the outside they keep circling to make sure that all penguins are kept warm. We pretended to be penguins and practised huddling together and then moving so all of the ‘penguins’ were kept warm.
The children have been practising writing facts down to make an information page. They have really enjoyed writing down the facts they have learnt about penguins. In Maths we have been exploring weighing and using mathematical language to describe what they see. The children have ben predicting what object is heavier or lighter and finding out that bigger objects are not always heavier.
Oliver Jeffers uses water colours for his illustrations so the children have been exploring water colours and the work of Monet, a water colour artist. They have really enjoyed seeing their artwork evolve as they have completed a little part each day and created masterpieces.
Well done Badgers on a busy first week back!
Miss Leach & Mrs Forty